Gift Planning

Donor Stories

Donor Stories
Fleet Maddox
Hear Dr. S. Fleetwood "Fleet" Maddox Jr., a board member since 1993, talk about why giving to a gospel-centered organization matters.

Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving to our organization and others.

  • Generations and Generosity
    Generations and Generosity
    At the center of Covenant Seminary's community life for the last five decades has been a former private estate house which has served a variety...
  • Catapult for Truth
    Catapult for Truth
    Christmas—a time for giving. As a child, I always looked forward to Christmas as a time for getting. Didn't you? Didn't we all anxiously...
  • Called to Give
    Called to Give
    During the Great Flood of 1993, the mighty Missouri River overflowed its banks, bursting levees and sweeping away countless...
  • Legacy That Matters
    Legacy That Matters
    When Sybil Knox thinks of St. Louis, she recalls fondly the many 11-hour drives she made from her home in Montgomery, Alabama, with her late husband...
  • Blessed by Stewardship
    Blessed by Stewardship
    I am grateful to Paul for introducing me to Covenant Seminary, and I thank the Lord for the blessings he has bestowed...
  • Feasting on the Word of God
    Feasting on the Word of God
    It is almost 7 o'clock on a crisp spring morning as nearly 80 men gather outside a large classroom in Covenant Theological...
  • Wellspring of Refreshment
    Wellspring of Refreshment
    Several months ago while on my way to Covenant Seminary's Men's Leadership Breakfast Bible study I stopped at a local branch of a popular coffee chain.

Gift Examples

  • Bequests
    Joe and Anna have been faithful supporters of our organization over the years. Both of them strongly believe that it is important to support and encourage our mission.
  • Tax-Free Sale
    Howard and Lynn were age 55 when they purchased some land outside of town, and they thought it would be a good investment that they could later sell.
  • Fixed Income for Retirement
    After working for decades as a pediatrician in a small rural town, Patricia was ready to retire.
  • Capital Gains Tax Bypassed
    Peter and Gail were nearing retirement. Over the years, with the help of their financial advisor, they made solid investments in securities.
  • Peace of Mind Gift Annuity
    Many years ago, Clara bought a home. Since she was so pleased with the home, she decided to buy stock in the company that built it.
  • Sale and Unitrust
    Gene and Carol purchased stock in a small medical service company several years ago. Now, Gene and Carol are looking for a way to save taxes.
  • The Retirement Unitrust
    Mary grew up on a farm. When her parents passed away, she inherited the farm. Now, several developers would like to build homes on the farmland.
  • Property Turns Into Income
    Miranda lived in the family home where she and her spouse had raised their children. After her spouse passed, Miranda found it increasingly difficult to care for her home.
  • Flexible Deferred Gift Annuity
    Lewis is a 54-year-old executive at a large healthcare company. He purchased company stock during years when the stock price was low, and now the stock has grown substantially.
  • Part Gift and Part Sale
    Susan and Kevin bought their first home many years ago. They had planned to build a second home so that their children could spend their summers along the lake.
  • Current Gifts
    As is the case with many families, there are times each year when Jim and Sharon focus their attention on gift giving.
  • A Bequest to Further Good Work
    Nancy and David were dedicated volunteers. Over the years, they had seen many individuals helped by the good work of their favorite charity.
  • Deferred Gift Annuity
    Several years ago Larry and Allison invested $30,000 in what they believed to be an attractive stock. It turned out to be a very wise decision.
  • Gift Annuity for Real Estate
    Jonathan purchased a home many years ago for $80,000. The home has appreciated substantially over the years and is now worth $420,000.

Gift Planning Resources

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Mission Statement

Covenant Seminary exists to glorify the triune God by training his servants to walk in God's grace, minister God's Word, and equip God's people—all for God's mission.